Ecuadorians in Bilbao have scheduled a protest to show solidarity with the ongoing crisis in Ecuador on Friday, October 11. Participants are scheduled to gather at 18:30 (local time) at Plaza Arriaga.
Localized traffic disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the protest.
Several civil society groups and unions in Ecuador began protesting and striking on October 3 in response to President Moreno's announcement on October 1 that the government would eliminate nearly USD 1.3 billion in fuel subsidies to reduce the country's fiscal deficit. Prices of gasoline and diesel fuel are expected to increase significantly as a result of the measure, which came into effect on October 3.
Individuals in Bilbao are advised to avoid the demonstration area as a precaution, anticipate transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence, and obey instructions issued by local authorities.
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